— -- The return of Thunderlips!! OK, not really, but hopefully close.
“I was talking on the phone with Sly last night about doing 'The Expendables 4,'" he told the audience last week during a question-and-answer session in Birmingham, England, for the Body Pro Expo. "We’re trying to figure out a way to maybe turn me into the most evil man in the world, so. You know, Stallone gave me my first break and he’s been a great friend for all these years. He's the exact same guy today that he was 30 years ago."
Hogan added, "We had a great conversation, talking about the possibilities. Can I still run, can I still jump? I said, 'Well, not as fast or not as high, but I think Hollywood could find a good stunt man to help me out.'”
Hogan, whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea, is 61 now and documented on his reality show years ago the struggle to come to terms with his body breaking down after all the years bouncing around in the ring. Hogan has had both knees and hips replaced.
But he's a vet in front of the camera. Movies like "No Holds Barred" and "Suburban Commando" were big hits in the 1980s and 1990s.
"I still train hard and use much lighter weights," Hogan added about his age during the Expo. "After 30 years, my body kind of shut down on me ... I had to change my workouts."
One can only hope that if Hogan does "Expendables," his character brings back Thunderlips' self-titled "The Ultimate Male" and "The Ultimate Object of Desire" descriptions from "Rocky III." The "Expendables" franchise has been known to bring up old cheesy slogans from past movies to the delight of millions of hard-core fans around the globe.